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A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
NYITCOM research could potentially lead to more effective, less toxic cancer treatment

NYITCOM research could potentially lead to more effective, less toxic cancer treatment

Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita

Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

Research provides new insight into biology of premature birth

Research provides new insight into biology of premature birth

Research provides new insights into how telomeres regulate cellular senescence

Research provides new insights into how telomeres regulate cellular senescence

Findings may contribute to better understanding of aging and cancer development

Findings may contribute to better understanding of aging and cancer development

Study identifies new susceptibility loci for lung cancer

Study identifies new susceptibility loci for lung cancer

Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children

Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children

New technology could hold key to predicting outcome of blood cancer patients

New technology could hold key to predicting outcome of blood cancer patients

High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level

High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level

Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring

Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Researchers identify molecular switch that converts skin cells into blood vessel cells

Researchers identify molecular switch that converts skin cells into blood vessel cells

Extreme short and long telomeres linked to increased cancer risk

Extreme short and long telomeres linked to increased cancer risk

Study shows decreasing telomere length may contribute to onset of age-related diseases

Study shows decreasing telomere length may contribute to onset of age-related diseases

JAX researchers unravel mechanism that enables cancer cells to survive and divide

JAX researchers unravel mechanism that enables cancer cells to survive and divide

Shorter chromosome 'caps' linked to higher burden of disease later in life

Shorter chromosome 'caps' linked to higher burden of disease later in life

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Higher maternal age of successful child bearing may be marker of healthy aging

Higher maternal age of successful child bearing may be marker of healthy aging